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Charlie Shavers

tr, 1920-1971 US, New York City
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Charles James Shavers

Charles James Shavers (August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1971), known as Charlie Shavers, was an American swing era jazz trumpet player who played at one time or another with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
All Star Alumni Orchestra
Auld-Hawkins-Webster Saxtet
Ben Homer & His Orchestra
Billie Holiday And Her Band
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra
Billy Byers And His Orchestra
Billy Kyle And His Swing Club Band
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra
Charlie Shavers And His Orchestra
Charlie Shavers Octet
Charlie Shavers' All American Five
Charlie Shavers' Sextet
Coleman Hawkins Septet
Coleman Hawkins' 52nd Street All Stars
Cozy Cole All Stars
Don Redman All Stars
Edgar Sampson And His Orchestra
Esquire All American Award Winners
Flip Phillips And His Orchestra
Flip Phillips Sextet
George Williams And His Orchestra
Georgie Auld's All-Stars
Ginny Simms And Her Orchestra
Jam Session At The Riverside
Jimmie Noone And His Orchestra
Jimmy McPartland And His Dixielanders
John Kirby And His Onyx Club Boys
John Kirby And His Orchestra
John Kirby Sextet
Johnny Dodds And His Chicago Boys
Lionel Hampton All Stars
Metronome All Stars
Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra
Oscar Peterson & Friends
Paul Baron's Sextet
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
Sam Price's Fly Cats
Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers
Sy Oliver And His Orchestra
The All Stars
The Charlie Shavers Quartet
The Charlie Shavers Quintet
The Gene Krupa Sextet
The Harlem Blues Serenaders
The Louie Bellson Quintet
The V-Disc Jumpers
Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra
Tony Scott And His Orchestra
Vanderbilt All Stars
Woody Herman And His Orchestra
Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd
LeRoy Holmes Orchestra
The Big 18
Teddy Wilson & His All Star Jazz Sextette
Maxine Sullivan And Her Jazz All-Stars
Joyce Carr
The Porgy And Bess All-Stars
The Alumni Band
The "King"
The Budd Johnson Septet
John Kirby And His Quintet
Billy Byers e Sua Orquestra
Popular Tracks   
Funky Blues - Edited Version on Tease: The Beat Of Burlesque by Various Artists
Jack, I'm Mellow on Charlie Shavers and the Blues Singers 1938-1939 by The Blues Singers & Charlie Shavers
Swingtime in the Rockies on Funny Time by Charlie Shavers, Dicky Wells & Sam Donahue
Okay for Baby on Funny Time by Charlie Shavers, Dicky Wells & Sam Donahue
Undecided - Remastered on Charlie Shavers - Volume 1 by Charlie Shavers
Moten Swing - Remastered on Anthology: The Definitive Collection by Charlie Shavers
Funky Blues - Norman Granz Jam Session on Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve by Charlie Parker
The Blast Off on Blue Stompin' by Hal Singer & Charlie Shavers
What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry on The Everest Years: Charlie Shavers by Charlie Shavers
The Hucklebuck - Remastered 1993 on The Post-War Era by Tommy Dorsey

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Gershwin, Shavers And StringsCharlie Shavers2014Album
WhispersCharlie Shavers2013Single
GreetingsLouis Bellson Quintet, Charlie Shavers, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier2009Compil.
Complete Sextet Studio SessionsGene Krupa Featuring Ben Webster & Charlie Shavers2004Compil.
The Many Moods Of Charlie ShaversCharlie Shavers2001Compil.
The Last SessionsCharlie Shavers1999Album
Charlie Shavers And The Blues Singers 1938 1939Charlie Shavers1995Compil.
The Jazz Singers - Vocals By Great InstrumentalistsLouis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Dizzy Gillespie, Jelly Roll Morton, Bunny Berigan, Cootie Williams, Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Bunn, Don Redman, Lionel Hampton, Wingy Manone, George Brunies, Hot Lips Page, Henry "Red" Allen, Sy Oliver, Ray Nance, Charlie Shavers1991Compil.
LiveCharlie Shavers & Budd Johnson1990Compil.
The Finest Of Charlie Shavers - The Most IntimateCharlie Shavers1988Album
Jazz BrassDickie Wells, J.J. Johnson, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry1986Compil.
A Man And His MusicJohnny Hodges / Charlie Shavers1985Album
Live From ChicagoCharlie Shavers1985Album
Live! Vol.1Charlie Shavers, Charlie Shavers' All American Five1984Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic The Trumpet Battle 1952Roy Eldridge ■ Charlie Shavers ■ Lester Young1983Album
Live At The London HouseCharlie Shavers1980Album
Swingin' With CharlieCharlie Shavers1979Album
Swing AlongCharlie Shavers1978Album
The Astaire Story vol. 2Fred Astaire - Oscar Peterson / Barney Kessel / Charlie Shavers / Flip Phillips / Ray Brown / Alvin Stoller1978Album
The Astaire StoryFred Astaire - Oscar Peterson / Barney Kessel / Charlie Shavers / Flip Phillips / Ray Brown / Alvin Stoller1978Album
Trumpet ManCharlie Shavers1978Album
The Finest Of Charlie Shavers - The Most IntimateCharlie Shavers1975Compil.
The Last SessionCharlie Shavers1970Album
Paris JazzCharlie Shavers1967Album
At Le Crazy Horse Saloon In ParisCharlie Shavers1964Album
Excitement UnlimitedCharlie Shavers1963Album
Blue Stompin'Hal Singer With Charlie Shavers1962Album
FrenesiCharlie Shavers1962Single
In PersonSi Zentner Featuring Nick Fatool, Eddie Miller, Charlie Teagarden, Van Alexander, Lucky Thompson, Stan Getz, Charlie Shavers1962Album
I Found My Mama / I'll See You In SeptemberCharlie Shavers1961Single
Cole Porter Swings Easy In StereoLarry Clinton, Bob Haggart, Cozy Cole, Charlie Shavers, Sam Taylor, Buddy Weed, Sol Yaged, Barry Galbraith, Urbie Green1961Album
The Music From Milk & HoneyWild Bill Davis, Charlie Shavers1961Album
Independence Day Hora / Like A Young ManWild Bill Davis, Charlie Shavers1961Single
Charlie ShaversCharlie Shavers1961Single
Charlie Shavers Y Su OrquestaCharlie Shavers1961Single
Blue Stompin'Hal Singer With Charlie Shavers1959Album
Charlie Digs DixieCharlie Shavers1959Album
Hawk EyesColeman Hawkins / Charlie Shavers / Tiny Grimes1959Album
Charlie Digs PareeCharlie Shavers1959Album
The Most Intimate - Mood Interpretations By Charles ShaversCharlie Shavers1958Compil.
Blues In Six FourArt Farmer, Ernie Royal, Charlie Shavers, Emmett Berry, Harold Baker1957Single
The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine SullivanCharlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan1957Album
For Dancers OnlyCharlie Shavers Con Leroy Holmes1957Single
Trumpets All OutArt Farmer, Ernie Royal, Charlie Shavers, Emmett Berry, Harold Baker1957Album
Flyin' HomeCharlie Shavers1956Single
Jazz At The Metropole CafeHenry "Red" Allen - Cozy Cole - Charlie Shavers Narrations: Al Jazzbo Collins1955Album
Gershwin, Shavers And StringsCharlie Shavers1955Album
The Most IntimateCharlie Shavers1955Album
Horn O'PlentyCharlie Shavers1954Album
Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1The "King" At The Piano With . . . Buddy Rich / John Simmons / Herbie Haymer / Charlie Shavers1952Album
Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1The "King" At The Piano With . . . Buddy Rich / John Simmons / Herbie Haymer / Charlie Shavers1952Album
Gene Norman's Just Jazz Volume 13Stan Getz, Willie Smith, Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Oscar Moore, Johnny Miller, Louis Bellson1951Album
Hot Trumpet EnsemblesRoy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Emmett Berry, Joe Thomas, Jonah Jones1950Album
Bande Originale Du Film "Les Beatniks" - C'est Si BonLouis Armstrong And His All-Stars - Charlie Shavers1950Single
All The Things You Are / Riding On 52nd StreetOscar Pettiford, Charlie Shavers1944Album
Trumpet MastersHenry "Red" Allen, Charlie ShaversAlbum
It Feels GoodCharlie Shavers / Buck ClaytonCompil.
Charlie Shavers 1944 - 1945Charlie ShaversAlbum
Kicks!The Sunset All Stars With Nat King Cole, Charlie Shavers & Buddy RichAlbum
Broadcast Tributes Presents Smoldering Big Band RemotesBenny Goodman, Charlie Shavers, Harry James, Buddy Rich, Gene KrupaCompil.
Great StandardsMaxine Sullivan With Charlie ShaversSingle
Sweet and GentleMaxine Sullivan With Charlie ShaversSingle
Tootin' Through the Roof; Volume 1Joe Thomas, Hot Lips Page, Charlie Shavers, Buddy DeFranco, Slam Stewart, Sidney Catlett, Dave ToughAlbum
Live Vol. 2Charlie Shavers, Budd JohnsonAlbum
Folk SongsMaxine Sullivan With Charlie ShaversSingle
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